Summer isn’t over yet,
and there is still time to squeeze in one last camping trip. Camping has always
been a huge priority for us as a family. Regardless of the challenges that it
brings at the end of the trip, we are
always thankful that we went.
As each summer passes,
we always find different items that truly help camping with children a little
easier. Because we had our four-month-old
with us this year, we found a few items
that extremely helped us.
Here are my top 5
items when camping with infants.
Dock A Tot
I have talked about how amazing our
Dock A Tot has been here
. But bringing it
camping gave me a whole new appreciation for it.
I loved the fact that I knew she was safe when sleeping at
night. It was also something that was
familiar to her for comfort. Because of its
lightweight and portability, we bought it
to the beach with us where she was able
to take a nap while we were down here.
Light Speed Sun Shade
When we went camping a few years ago,
Speed Sun Shade from friends of ours,
it was perfect. We wanted to make the most out of the private campers only
beach area and stayed there all day.
Having a covered shaded area is extremely important when
camping with an infant. Most sunscreens recommend not to be used
on infants. This allows you to have an all day beach day and keep baby safe from the sun for most of the time.
Playpen with Fitted Sheet
Camping is not the cleanest activity in the world. There’s
a clean place to lay down
your baby. I found this hack on
a few years ago. Bring a playpen and put a fitted sheet on
top of it. It acts like a sun shade along with protection from bugs and any falling debris.
We were blessed with a
tent trailer this year from my mom and grandmother, but that doesn’t mean that noise
isn’t an issue. Maggie still needs a few naps during the day and goes to bed
earlier than the rest of the kids. I needed some way to drowned out all the
noise that would be entering the trailer from outside and at night from the
I ended up just using my cell phone (see first picture) as I didn’t have a
battery operated machine. Which is definitely on
the list for next year to add to our packing list.
The white noise
get the naps that she needed,
and I loved it as well. I am a very light sleeper. Camping is always hard sleep wise
but the noise machine helped me get a few better sleeps.
There's nothing worse than being worried about how warm or cold your baby is. We usually pick campsites that are pretty shaded which means the mornings and evenings get chilly.
This year we made sure to snag a few pieces that we knew were going to keep Maggie nice and toasty warm.
Flower Toque and Body Suite: VonBon Apparel
Best Gift Ever Sweatshirt: Kewe Clothing
Grey Pants: Joe Fresh
Sleep Sack: Nested Bean
Happy Camping! Have you camped with an infant before? What was your most helpful item that you brought?